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be·nef·i·cent

 (bə-nĕf′ĭ-sənt)
adj.
1. Characterized by or performing acts of kindness or charity.
2. Producing benefit; beneficial.

[Probably from beneficence, on the model of such pairs as benevolent, benevolence.]

be·nef′i·cent·ly adv.

beneficent

(bɪˈnɛfɪsənt)
adj
charitable; generous
[C17: from Latin beneficent-, from beneficus; see benefice]
beˈneficently adv

be•nef•i•cent

(bəˈnɛf ə sənt)

adj.
1. doing good or causing good to be done; charitable.
2. beneficial.
[1610–20]
be•nef′i•cent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beneficent - doing or producing good; "the most beneficent regime in history"
kind - having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"
maleficent - harmful or evil in intent or effect
2.beneficent - generous in assistance to the poorbeneficent - generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions"
charitable - full of love and generosity; "charitable to the poor"; "a charitable trust"

beneficent

adjective charitable, benign, benevolent, philanthropic, bountiful, bounteous, munificent In 1909 nuns were running more than 1,000 beneficent institutions.

beneficent

adjective
1. Characterized by kindness and concern for others:
Translations

beneficent

[bɪˈnefɪsənt] ADJ (frm) → benéfico

beneficent

[bɪˈnɛfɪsənt] adj (formal)
(= benevolent) [power, deity] → bienveillant(e)
(= beneficial) [effect] → salutaire

beneficent

adj (liter)wohltätig

beneficent

[bɪˈnɛfɪsnt] adj (frm) → benefico/a
References in classic literature ?
He was one day engaged with Mr Allworthy in a discourse on charity: in which the captain, with great learning, proved to Mr Allworthy, that the word charity in Scripture nowhere means beneficence or generosity.
Even when thou art gentle towards them, they still feel themselves despised by thee; and they repay thy beneficence with secret maleficence.
The communication between the Western and Atlantic districts, and between different parts of each, will be rendered more and more easy by those numerous canals with which the beneficence of nature has intersected our country, and which art finds it so little difficult to connect and complete.